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International Student Services

Meet Our Staff

Justin Mellish

Title: Graduate Assistant
International Student Services
Phone: 803-777-7461


B.S. in Intercultural Communication, Missouri State University, 2012
TESOL Certification, Midwest Education, 2012
Justin serves as the Thinking Globally Coordinator which serves to foster relationships between our international students and the campus and community. Through this program, international students are able to present about their home countries and cultures to students throughout Columbia. Justin is passionate about working with the international student population and hopes to create a bridge between them and the community. Justin first studied abroad in Anyang, South Korea and later spent a summer studying in Jeonju, South Korea through the Critical Language Scholarship Program. He also spent a semester studying East Asian politics and culture at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Justin spent two years teaching English at a rural public high school in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Before joining the team at USC, he spent a year improving his Korean language skills at Seoul National University. He enjoys playing tennis, trying new foods, and reading books on culture and society.